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December 1999
12/30/99 Inspection extensions to be offered to motorists

12/22/99 NJDOT suspends construction for Christmas holiday

12/15/99 Motor Vehicle extends inspection station hours

12/14/99 Whitman issues warning to inspection system operator

12/9/99 Three state inspection sites designated for "specialty vehicle" inspections

12/9/99 Somerville motor vehicle inspection station to close December 11

12/8/99 Whitman declares state ready for Y2K

12/2/99 NJDOT prepped and ready for 1999-2000 winter season

12/1/99 Governor announces debut of E-ZPass on Parkway

November 1999
11/29/99 Hightstown Bypass opened to traffic

11/29/99 Ribbon cutting scheduled for Hightstown Bypass

11/24/99 Governor cuts ribbon for Route 4 and 17 interchange

11/23/99 NJDOT suspends construction for Thanksgiving holiday

11/16/99 Governor advances her vision of New Jersey as many faces, but one family

11/15/99 New Jersey responds to incoming trash from New York

11/10/99 Governor Christie Whitman today signed the following piece of legislation

11/10/99 NJDOT will begin necessary repairs to Route 30 bridge over Penrose Canal

11/3/99 Lane closures to begin on Route 35 Coopers Bridge

11/1/99 Whitman announces $1.25 million in "Centers" grants to municipalities

October 1999
10/27/99 $58 million awarded to municipalities in FY2000 transportation grants

10/26/99 Governor Whitman reviews safety improvements on U.S. Route 322

10/26/99 Commissioner Weinstein will tour deficient bridge in Monmouth County

10/25/99 Governor Whitman takes train to future Union Station site to highlight bridge bond referendum

10/25/99 Commissioner Weinstein will tour deficient bridges in Warren, Sussex and Morris

10/22/99 NJDOT receives federal grant to build fuel cell vehicle

10/22/99 1999 bridge bond spending plan released

10/20/99 Commissioner Weinstein will tour deficient bridge in Ocean County

10/19/99 Commissioner Weinstein will tour deficient bridge in Essex, Somerset and Union

10/18/99 Commissioner Weinstein will tour deficient bridges in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic

10/15/99 Governor recognized for commitment to intermodal trucking and port community

10/14/99 West Amwell maintenance yard to be dedicated in memory of Louis Caruso

10/14/99 Commissioner Weinstein will visit deficient bridge in Middlesex

10/12/99 Weinstein will tour deficient bridges in Cape May, Cumberland, Salem and Mercer

10/8/99 Commissioner Weinstein will tour deficient bridges in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester

10/6/99 Governor highlights need to maintain infrastructure

10/6/99 Whitehead Road bridge to open a year ahead of schedule

10/1/99 New Jersey proclaims October as Ridesharing Month

10/1/99 NJDOT to discuss Route 33 Bypass

September 1999
9/30/99 Governor announces agreement to allow motorists to register "on-line"

9/30/99 Whitman voices support for truck enforcement legislation

9/29/99 Governor reviews progress of new A.C. Expressway interchange

9/28/99 Governor discusses communication and public service

9/23/99 Route 46 bridge to re-open

9/21/99 NJDOT to readopt federal rules on hazardous materials transportation

9/20/99 Route 46 bridge in Little Falls, NJ, will be closed

9/15/99 Key flyover ramp opens on Route 4 & 17 interchange

9/15/99 Governor signs legislation providing $159 million for port dredging and improvement projects

9/15/99 Governor to declare hurricane state of emergency

9/14/99 Emergency truck regulations submitted for final adoption

9/3/99 NJDOT suspends construction for Labor Day weekend

9/3/99 Cass street truck prohibition to take effect September 6

August 1999
8/31/99 Governor Christie Whitman today signed the following pieces of legislation

8/19/99 Governor praises Hillsborough's plans for new town center

8/19/99 Governor Christie Whitman signs bills to increase DWI penalties

8/18/99 DMV to issue license plate decals

8/6/99 NJDOT to discuss replacement of the Route 52 causeway bridges

July 1999
7/23/99 Public Information center for Route 206 to be held on July 29th in Hillsborough

7/20/99 Whitman opens Pemberton bike trail

7/20/99 Governor unveils signs banning large trucks from local roads

7/19/99 Governor Whitman kicks off dredging project of Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay

7/16/99 Governor signs emergency regulations directing large interstate trucks off state and local roads and on to National Network

7/16/99 Governor opens interchange at the Routes 4 and 17 project

7/13/99 Whitman proposes truck restrictions on local roads

7/8/99 Realignment plans for Route 322 advertised for construction bids

7/8/99 Route 4 and 17 project to be accelerated

7/2/99 NJDOT suspends construction for 4th of July weekend

June 1999
6/18/99 State puts best foot forward for Women's World Cup games

6/17/99 NJDOT advertises bids for Gateway project in Camden County

6/16/99 NJDOT signs first public-private partnership agreement

6/16/99 Governor Whitman signs bills into law

6/16/99 Whitman today signed reduction rate for completion of defensive driving

6/15/99 Resurfacing project to start on Route 24

6/9/99 Governor Christie Whitman today signed the following pieces of legislation

6/9/99 Governor recommends Warsh for NJ TRANSIT 

May 1999
5/28/99 Governor Whitman outlines vision for New Jersey ports

5/26/99 NJDOT suspends construction for Memorial Day weekend

5/13/99 Public hearing process for federal truck regulations to begin

5/13/99 Route 35 Victory Bridge to close for this weekend

5/10/99 Route 518 truck dedesignation amendment

April 1999
4/29/99 NJDOT announces research grant recipients

March 1999
3/31/99 Recruitment of private inspection facilities for new emissions program on schedule

3/11/99 Public open house to be held for Toms River residents

3/11/99 DMV inspectors and South Brunswick Police target unsafe commuter vans

3/4/99 Whitman launches Transit Village Program

3/1/99 Draft fiscal year 2000 capital program submitted to legislature

February 1999
2/26/99 Governor authorizes 10-year digitized drivers license

2/25/99 Route 29 closure to begin on Monday, March 1, 1999

2/23/99 Beverwyck Road archeological findings to be presented on February 25, 1999

2/8/99 Ari appointed Deputy Commissioner

2/2/99 Barcode added to vehicle registrations

January 1999
1/29/99 New Director for Clean Air Programs appointed

1/11/99 More than $7 million awarded for bike path projects

1/6/99 Governor swears in James Weinstein as Commissioner of Transportation
 
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